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Shamanism is the most ancient psycho/spiritual practice known to humanknd, going back at least 40,000 years, some anthropologists say even longer, as much as 100,000 years.

The word “Shaman” derives from the Tungus tribe of Reindeer herders from Lake Baikal region of Siberia in Russia.  Anthropologists researching indigenous healing practices the world over have applied this term to healers, visionaries, seers and prophets.  Shamanism has been practiced for centuries in Europe,  Asia, Siberia, Nordic countries, Australia and North and South America.

All things to Shaman are energy in form, alive and has a spirit,.  They speak of a web of life “ a matirix” that connects all of life and the spirit that lives in all things  Everything on earth and the universe is interconnected and it’s a Shamans role to keep it in harmony and balance.

A shaman is man or woman who uses his ability to see “with the heart”, to travel to altered states of conciousness  and help to guide all humankind to connect with the Divine by means of transformational journeys and ceremony.  He or she walks with one foot firmly on the earth and the other in spirit, a union of spiritual connection and the natural world, acting as a bridge between the two.

Today we are here to guide people back into finding a connection to their own true power, heal the sacred wounds that bind and hold us back, to listen and trust  our own inner guidance, our intuition, to live with joy, beauty and abundance, to help to find a path, a map to dream a new world into being.

 

Quote on “living from the heart”  by CARL JUNG

 – Extract from autobiographical book Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Conversation with Native American Chief, Ochwiay Biano.

‘See.’ Ochwiay Biano said, ‘how cruel the whites looks.  Their lips are thin and their noses are sharp, their faces furrowed and distorted by folds.  Their eyes have a staring expression; they are always seeking something.  What are they seeking?  The whites always want something, they are always uneasy and restless.  We do not know what they want, we do not understand them.  We think that they are mad.’

I asked him why he thought the whites were all mad.

 ‘They say that they think with their heads,’ he replied.

 ‘Why, of course, what do you think with?’  I asked him in surprise.

‘We think here,’ he said, indicating his heart.

Chief Biano opened Jungs eyes to the limitation of western ‘Rational’ thinking.

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